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19 Solar Decathlon Homes for 2011

The biennial Solar Decathlon is coming up next month with teams preparing their solar-powered homes for West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C. The competition will showcase modern, energy-efficient homes from 19 teams from September 23 – October 2, 2011. We’ve taken a look at the architectural models for each home and continue our coverage this year with a look at the renderings.  There’s some great work here.  Any predictions?  Which team will take it all?

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20 Solar Decathlon Designs for 2011

The biennial Solar Decathlon is fast approaching as teams across the world prepare their solar-powered home for West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C.  The competition is a showcase of modern, efficient homes from 20 teams held September 23 – October 2, 2011.  We’re going to start our coverage this year with a look at the models as displayed at IBS 2011 in Orlando a few months back.  Which do you want to see in real life?

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8 Modern LED Desks Lights for the Home

LED lighting is better every day and the best designers in the world have come up with some beautiful and stylish lamps for use at home or in the office.  Here’s a list of several designs ranging in price from about $130 to $740.  Depending on what you need in a table or desk light, perhaps one of these will suit you just right.

[+] Eight Modern LED Desk Lamps for the Home.

Top 10 Green Building Products [2011]

Sustainable Industries recently announced its sixth-annual Top 10 Green Building Products as selected from more than 100 entries this year by an expert panel of judges.  The products have been chosen based on a view toward environmental performance, scalability/market impact, innovativeness, design aesthetic, value and compatibility with the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED rating system.  Here are all ten:

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Green Home DIY Trends for 2011

If you’re interested in sustainability and innovation, you probably follow trends and keep up with what folks are saying.  You might have some interest in this new infographic from eLocal discussing home improvement trends.  ELocal created the graphic with information obtained from its community of professionals.  Here’s what they said:
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The Ultimate Green Gift Guide 2010

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If you're looking around for holiday gifts, there's still time to ship some things, if that's what you're thinking.  Below is an index of green gifts in our eight-part Ultimate Modern Gift Guide for the Holidays 2010,* a curated list of goods for design-savvy folks interested in the environment.  There's something for all income brackets:

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